Landreaux was TSN Minor League Player of the Year in 1977 with a .359 average at Salt Lake City (Pacific Coast League) and broke in with the Angels late that year. He threw out three baserunners from the outfield in his first ML game. He was traded to the Twins when the Angels acquired Rod Carew before the 1979 season, and in 1980 he set a Minnesota record with a 31-game hitting streak, the longest in the AL since Dom DiMaggio‘s 34 in 1949. He also tied a ML record with three triples in one game that July 3. Landreaux was traded to the Dodgers for three prospects in 1981 and was their starting centerfielder through 1985. He enjoyed his best season in 1983 (.281, 17 HR, 66 RBI), and in the strike-shortened 1981 season he did not make a single error.